Andy Jackson

Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Andy Jackson (page 4)

  • Transparency in Redistricting is Good Policy and Staves Off Lawsuits

    I have previously noted that the General Assembly should require transparency (along with clear standards) in the redistricting process this fall. Perhaps unsurprisingly, transparency in the redistricting process helps stave off lawsuits. That is the conclusion of a working paper by Professor…
    Andy Jackson, July 29, 2021
  • NC group seeks a “full forensic audit” of 2020 election

    A coalition of conservative and election integrity groups, NC-Election, have started a petition drive to get the North Carolina General Assembly to fund a “full forensic audit of the 2020 general election.” They are seeking to get 100,000 online signatures by August…
    Andy Jackson, July 19, 2021
  • “Jim Crow 2.0” voter ID laws do not suppress votes. What else do progressives have wrong?

    For years we have heard left-wing politicians and organizations claim that voter ID laws suppress votes, particularly of Black Americans, calling such laws “Jim Crow 2.0.” Georgia has become ground zero for the debate over voter ID and other election integrity laws. Georgia passed several election…
    Andy Jackson, July 7, 2021
  • SCOTUS ruling on Arizona election laws make North Carolina election laws a little bit safer

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today on an Arizona case that has direct implications for North Carolina election law. The high court upheld, in Brinovich v. Democratic National Committee, two provisions of Arizona election law: a ban on ballot harvesting and a requirement that those who…
    Andy Jackson, July 1, 2021
  • General Assembly Slides Election Policy Change into Budget

    The Republican majority in the North Carolina General Assembly (specifically the Senate) is using the budget process to press some policy goals. One of those proposed changes in policy is to require the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) and county boards of election to report incidents of election…
    Andy Jackson, June 22, 2021
  • Green, Constitution Parties Removed from Voter Rolls

    It finally happened. As seen on the Carolina Elections Voter Registration Changes page, there are no longer any Constitution or Green Party registrations on the voter rolls in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) changed the 5,542 Constitution Party and 4,047 Green…
    Andy Jackson, June 21, 2021
  • Confirmed: State Elections Board Will Not Reduce the Number of Election Observers

    I wrote on May 4 how the staff at the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) was seeking to make a rules change that would, contrary to state law, limit the number of election observers at early voting sites and election day precinct polling places…
    Andy Jackson, June 18, 2021
  • Elections Board Backs Down; Will not Try to Limit Observers to Two per Day

    A few weeks ago, I wrote how the staff at the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) was seeking to make elections less transparent by limiting the number of elections observers at early voting sites and election day polling places. They were seeking to reinterpret…
    Andy Jackson, June 17, 2021